2016 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
LSU's starting center for the second straight year in 2019 ... Developed into LSU's most consistent offensive lineman in what was his first season as a starter for the Tigers in 2018 … Started all 13 games at center a year ago and finished second among all LSU offensive linemen in total snaps with 973 … Tough and dependable player that rarely comes off the field … Missed only eight snaps in SEC games last year … Leader on the offensive line with tremendous technique and understanding of the game … Gives LSU a presence on the field as if there was a coach in the huddle … Works patiently with the younger offensive line, serving as a mentor to the Tiger underclassmen … Still developing as a center and goes into his junior year considered among the best in the nation at his position … Excels in the classroom as well …For career, has played in 24 games with 13 starts.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Started all 13 games at center for the Tigers in 2018 … Second on team in total offensive snaps with 973 … Played every snap in 11 of LSU's 13 games … Missed only eight total snaps in SEC games … Played all 96 snaps in 7 overtime game vs. Texas A&M and then followed that by playing all 86 offensive snaps in Fiesta Bowl win over seventh-ranked UCF … Helped pave the way for 1,000-yard rusher Nick Brossette … First-year starter at center.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
Saw action in 11 games overall playing on special teams and six games on the offensive line … totaled 100 snaps for the season and finished with 2.5 knockdowns against Texas A&M and two knockdowns against Chattanooga … Played a career-high 59 snaps against the Aggies … Significant contributor on the line against Texas A&M as the Tigers posted more than 600 yards of total offense with 250 coming on the ground.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2016 ... Selected to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Three-star prospect according to 247Sports, Scout, and ESPN ... Rated as the No. 3 offensive guard in Louisiana by Scout ... Named to the All-USA Louisiana Second Team Offense ... Earned second team District 5-5A honors as a junior in 2014 and followed with first team recognition in 2015 ... Helped Dutchtown to an 8-4 overall mark and to the second round of the Louisiana 5A playoffs as a senior ... Coached by Benny Saia.
Parents are Debbie and Lloyd Cushenberry II ... Born Nov. 22, 1997 ... Majoring in sport administration.